Thursday, September 8, 2011

GodMaker: Vampires of London

Title: GodMaker: Vampires of London
Author: William Maltese, with art by Mikesbliss
Publisher: MLR Press
ISBN: 978-1-60820-326-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal, Graphic Novel
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph 

When London artist Ethan finally gets up close and personal with Antonius, the gorgeous mystery man who has been buying his work, he receives an offer that is too good to be true – a chance at immortality.  Ethan is dubious, until Antonius transforms into his vampire state right in front of his eyes. However, rather than run away screaming, Ethan is intrigued by what is on offer and begins to wonder whether he could possibly spend forever with a creature that until now, he had thought was just the stuff of legends. What’s more, could he really consent to becoming one himself?  

There’s no denying his attraction to the new man in his life, but is Ethan really ready to give up his humanity for a man who so obviously knows how to keep a good secret? 

I like the range of emotions Ethan experiences in GodMaker: Vampires of London; from complete shock at the absurdity of Antonius’ offer, to acceptance of the fact that there is obviously so much more to this world than Ethan knows, to downright need and lust for the vampire. Antonius is mysterious and brooding, with a complicated past that just drew me in. Once I was hooked, the surprises and plot twists kept me enthralled. The artwork of Mikesbliss compliments the story perfectly to create a very atmospheric setting, full of danger and passion and one that I hope to revisit.

1 comment:

William Maltese said...

Thank-you Literary Nymphs Reviews for taking on GOD MAKER: VAMPIRES OF LONDON which was mainly a case of my presenting the idea of a graphic "graphic" m/m novel to genuinely great(and erotic) artist (and artwork) "Mikesbliss" and letting him run with it, my needing to provide, actually, only a bit of final tweaking. Of course, it wouldn't have made it to the stands without that innovative gal Laura Baumbach at MLR Press, and, of course, our editor, Kris Jacen. The end product so good (in my opinion) that I'm hoping to convince Mike to join me in a sequel, hoping Laura and Kris will jump on board, once again, too. Thanks again. --William.